Post by jemappellekat on Dec 18, 2009 3:56:48 GMT -8
OK. So I am got the key ingredient for my gift and am stoked... nervous and stoked because I think that I did a pretty great job Internet/Artchival Forum stalking... err... researching... LOL. Just adding a few little additions and BAM!
Post by jemappellekat on Dec 18, 2009 15:58:47 GMT -8
I got mine... I didn't realize it was my Secret Santa gift until I opened it (I am on autopilot as the household parcel opener, which means that I barely read the labels) but I was amazed to find out it was from an artist that I like locally. I'm not going to post a pic, but to my SECRET SANTA, I'd like to thank you.
I've shipped mine already a few days ago. I'm sure that it has arrived already since this member is my "state" neighbor. Hope you like my wrapping as well as the gift. I try to look for a gift that is very LOCAL that only a visitor can actually get in the city.
Post by grotesqueanimal on Dec 19, 2009 10:40:01 GMT -8
I just hope the recipient will like my gift...I am not really sure if I managed to match his/her taste. First I also searched the forum for hints, but it was not as easy as I thought In the end I got something I myself cherish a lot and just hope the recipient likes it too, although I really do not want to be missionary. Hit or miss.
Well, for me, I just basically bought a gift without researching a member's background because 1.) the gift was just released locally at a local gallery, 2.) I thought that many collectors/artists would embrace a new gift with an open mind just because ANYTHING can happen in an art world, and 3.) gift(s) were cheap YET with great artistic value which I genuinely believe will become prominent in the future.
But, do I care whether my recipient will be satisfied? I can hope that my he/she would be, but if not, then I wonder who's fault for this? Me - not researching extensively on a member's background and doing it for my own benefit or the recipient - not being open minded about a Secret Santa's gift which could be worser with a free piece of fecal piece.
Sorry, I'm just babbling here... ;-) Hope everyone has had fun here and I'm still waiting for mine... Hurry up, Santa Claus, though I know you're very BUSY... ;-)
My gift arrived and completely flummoxed me as I thought it was something I might have ordered but forgotten about or maybe something that the gallery/publisher sent me until I remembered the secret santa..
Anyways, whoever sent me the John Casey Scarecrow book, thanks! I love it!
Casey is someone I've been close to buying something buy on many occasions too (but never managed for various reasons) so it was a great guess and a wonderful gift.
Wow, that was a quick delivery as it had just arrived 2 hours later after asking Santa to hurry his delivery. So, thank you for sending me a piece of artwork from your heart in a timely manner. I find it amusing because I always rely on my eyes to communicate. It's a beautiful work and I wonder how long does it take for you to make this piece with time-consuming pen works?
Let me apologize to my my Secret Santa gift getter, I put it in my phone well the phone is dead and for some reason the great people at palm restored my new pre three backups prior so I forgot as my mind has been on three finals ( History 1400-1550 industrial civil. only , early childhood development and my favorite enviromental sci ) so tomorrow I promise it will go out, I am going to put the evening into thinking of what it should be and make sure after xmas when it arrives ( different country sorry mate or pal ) it will be good. I really apologize but SVEN has me nailed thank god I was not in charge
YES YES YES ... 2012 A.S.S. IS HERE ... YES YES YES
Thank you for my gift!!!! I liked it, well most of it, the bloody thingy was kind of disturbing. Hahaha. Its good to know its from a local gallery and something I normally wouldn't see. Thank you again!
Post by grotesqueanimal on Dec 26, 2009 12:10:31 GMT -8
To my Secret Santa (not so secret anymore, I figured out who you must be ): Thank you so much for the absolutely wonderful book! It was delivered at the boyfriend's office just before they were closing up for the holidays, so absolutely on time - which I sadly cannot say about my own present, so my apologies to the recipient. It should have been delivered before Christmas, but apparently is still in transit.
Well, I don't know what to say other than THANK YOU! I got a great Pop Surrealism book done by Last Gasp. I knew about it from some other cartoon/comic books but didn't know they published, and certainly didn't know that they were involved with art?! Anyway, I knew that I got interested in this stuff on the tail end but this book is packed with a bunch of stuff that is new to me and found some great new, to me, artists.